Volunteers are needed to help with operations at Rutgers’ on-campus vaccination clinic at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in Piscataway. Current Rutgers students are eligible to volunteer, and students in both clinical and non-clinical programs of study are needed.

Student volunteers may be assigned to roles that include assisting patients with completing consent forms, helping with registration, vaccinating and scribing, monitoring patients for side effects after receiving the vaccine, answering questions, and providing additional resources.

“We’re here for the Rutgers community and our state and local communities to help as many people as possible get vaccinated and boosted,” says Parth Shah, assistant POD (point-of-dispensing) manager at the clinic. “Rutgers students who volunteer are able to make a direct impact in our response to the pandemic, and it’s also very good real-world experience for students in any program of study, not just health-related majors. We’re grateful for the student volunteers who are helping make this all possible for the benefit of everyone.”


More information and how to volunteer

The clinic is located in the pharmacy school’s William Levine Hall at 160 Frelinghuysen Road in Piscataway. Volunteer shifts are as follows:

Wednesday, January 12
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, January 13
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and/or
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, January 14
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and/or
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Starting Wednesday, January 19, and continuing thereafter, volunteer shifts are as follows:

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and/or
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


For more information and to express interest in volunteering, contact Shah at parthsha@echo.rutgers.edu or John (Jack) Hemphill, project coordinator in the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Science Office of Clinical Affairs, at jmh514@rbhs.rutgers.edu. To learn about getting a COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose at a Rutgers facility, visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine.